UN Declares Water, Sanitation as Human Rights

Jul 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Water

Maude Barlow, who previously served as a senior adviser to the United Nations General Assembly on the water issue, said Wednesday that the “historic” passing of a Bolivia-led resolution, on which Canada abstained from voting, has no physical impact on Canadian water supplies.

“What it does do is it requires each country’s government to start implementing a program toward this new right. In Canada, that would mean First Nations communities that are in very serious trouble in terms of the quality of drinking water and sanitation now have a new tool and argument to say that Canada must provide clean water and sanitation.”

Read the story at: Canada’s water supply not threatened by UN water rights vote: Activist.

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